Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 2003

37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers

Plan, organize, direct, or coordinate activities of workers engaged in landscaping or groundskeeping activities, such as planting and maintaining ornamental trees, shrubs, flowers, and lawns, and applying fertilizers, pesticides, and other chemicals, according to contract specifications. May also coordinate activities of workers engaged in terracing hillsides, building retaining walls, constructing pathways, installing patios, and similar activities in following a landscape design plan. Work may involve reviewing contracts to ascertain service, machine, and work force requirements; answering inquiries from potential customers regarding methods, material, and price ranges; and preparing estimates according to labor, material, and machine costs.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
97,810 2.0 % $17.83 $37,090 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.49 $12.77 $16.41 $21.24 $27.04
Annual Wage (2) $21,810 $26,570 $34,120 $44,180 $56,240

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Services to buildings and dwellings 49,010 $17.07 $35,500
Other amusement and recreation industries 9,900 $21.79 $45,320
Local government (OES designation) 9,780 $20.32 $42,270
Traveler accommodation 3,160 $14.99 $31,190
Death care services 2,450 $16.16 $33,600

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Power generation and supply 60 $26.07 $54,230
Federal government (OES designation) 170 $25.49 $53,020
Spectator sports 210 $24.70 $51,370
Nonresidential building construction 130 $24.30 $50,540
Scientific research and development services 40 $22.74 $47,300

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Hawaii 760 $18.60 $38,690 0.136%
Wyoming 320 $16.98 $35,320 0.133%
Illinois 6,870 $15.52 $32,270 0.120%
Arizona 2,620 $15.94 $33,150 0.115%
Georgia 4,220 $15.86 $32,990 0.112%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Connecticut 1,270 $23.66 $49,210 0.078%
New York 3,840 $23.52 $48,910 0.047%
Massachusetts 2,570 $22.03 $45,810 0.082%
Alaska 60 $21.25 $44,190 0.021%
Rhode Island 490 $20.89 $43,440 0.103%

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Fort Myers-Cape Coral, FL MSA 590 $14.28 $29,700 0.308%
Naples, FL MSA 330 $18.52 $38,520 0.288%
Fort Pierce-Port St. Lucie, FL MSA 280 $17.54 $36,490 0.252%
Myrtle Beach, SC MSA 250 $16.65 $34,630 0.242%
Barnstable-Yarmouth, MA MSA 160 $20.20 $42,020 0.242%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Nassau-Suffolk, NY PMSA 960 $30.88 $64,220 0.081%
Danbury, CT PMSA 50 $27.71 $57,630 0.056%
Bremerton, WA PMSA 40 $25.50 $53,040 0.053%
New York, NY PMSA 1,170 $25.31 $52,630 0.030%
Waterbury, CT PMSA 100 $25.30 $52,620 0.117%

About November 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

All Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations

November 2003 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2003 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2003 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Technical notes

Last Modified Date: April 19, 2005

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